Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie

Director: Tommy Chong Run Time: 99 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1980

Starring: Cheech Marin, Evelyn Guerrero, Paul Reubens, Tommy Chong

CHEECH AND CHONG’S NEXT MOVIE: just what we all need… a really good hit. A 35mm presentation.

Jobless and penniless is the standard state of being for fully-baked L.A. duo Cheech and Chong. In Next Movie, they try their best to get back on a payroll of some kind: they write a couple of songs, they steal some gas, they even apply for unemployment; but when all that goes up in smoke, the two of them go back to doing what they do best: hustle suckers, chase skirt, and smoke grass. Who needs work anyway? Responsibility is a heavy responsibility, man.

Bigger and weirder than their first feature, Next Movie sets the dank dyad up with a host of L.A. oddballs, including Cheech’s identical cousin Red, a couple of toked out space aliens and Pee-Wee Herman himself.

Part of Nitehawk’s August WAKE AND BAKE brunch series.

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